Ericsson and IIT – Delhi on Thursday signed an MoU to jointly roll out a “5G for India” programme.
Under the agreement, Ericsson will set up a Centre of Excellence with a 5G test bed and incubation centre at IIT – Delhi and use this facility to drive the development of the 5G ecosystem in India.
“The programme will focus on delivering research, innovation and industrial pilots that use next-generation 5G networks as an enabler. It will help initiate cross-industry research collaborations focused on the integration of ICT in industry processes, products and services,” Paolo Colella, Head of Region India at Ericsson, said in a statement.
The first series of tests is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2017 in India and will place the country on par with other developed countries in terms of 5G network and application deployment.